Introduction: K'nex Pistol: Charger V1 + Internals

Picture of K'nex Pistol: Charger V1 + Internals

Got another gun for you. It's an AR type weapon that has a removable banana magazine. Like Thunderbolt, it features a thumbhole grip, that has been improved for better looks and comfort, and is the next in a line of futuristic pistols. The magazine holds a lot of ammo, and uses friction to hold it in. Unlike some of the guns here, the friction is from the magwell, rather then using layers of tape to help achieve the right amount of friction. The back of the gun is reinforced. The gun is accurate enough that the sights are actually usable at close range.

I'm really happy with how the pin came out. It is a black rod and grey clip, with a single blue spacer and a bunch of electrical tape. After at leas 100 shots it is still doing fine, with no splitting or tearing. So far it has worked better then a TR pin, where the tape cracks rather quickly. I think that KILLERK has added a rubber O ring that helps with that though.

Now let's get to the specs. The brief internals are at the end of the pictures.

While this gun is not a replica of the Ruger Charger, I plan on posting a version of this with some elements from that particular gun, with a smaller magazine and a bipod.


Looks pretty cool. That's up to the viewer though.

Shoots very powerfully and is accurate. (55 foot range angled with two 117 bands.)

Comfy handle.

Lower accessory rail.

Post front sight and rear peep sight.

Very reliable.

Pin bends very little.

Works very smoothly.

1 cut rod in the gun, and a few in the magazine.

A little unwieldy for a pistol.

So I hope you guys like it! Please comment below to tell me what you think, good or bad, and favorite it!


sandroknexmaster (author)2015-08-16


Kona-chan (author)2015-07-19

look what i found
also cool gun bro

CorgiCritter (author)Kona-chan2015-07-19

Haha, fun. :)

Kona-chan (author)CorgiCritter2015-07-26

(theres no orange board in the app so imma do this here okay yes good) thx for the sup bruh

the knex gun boy (author)2015-07-18

Can you post instructions


Very nice design, and slightly badass. XD

Knextremely stupid (author)2015-07-12

Wow man that's a cool gun lol it does kind of look like a replica

Thank you bro.

the knex gun boy (author)2015-07-09

Can you post instructions

Nope, it's gone now.

Lucas The Boss (author)2015-07-07

Looks great! It kind of reminds me of a overgrown version of my MSMGP. Favorited!

I suppose so. A little better with power and accuracy. But the same overall idea. It was a fun build. I think I may be a little bit better at this weird gun thing then normal guns. And of course, thanks.

What are you working on now? If you don't have anything, I desperately want you to build a Px4 Storm.

No problem. I just started a huge project. I don't won't to give away what it is but it involves something I'm known for and something sandroknexmaster is known for. Check out my recently posted YouTube vid for a sneak peak. It's really hogging my pieces so I don't know if I could do it but I'll definitely give it a shot in the future.

OK. Well you are known for guns, and he is known for ball machines, so is it a ball machine with a gun attached? XD I'll check it out.

Well I'm running low on pieces for the huge project so I'm going back to gun building for a bit but I'm still going to try and work on my project. I'm going to start the cx4 storm tomorrow.

Sounds good bro. I love the Storm. Do you own any air rifles?

I think the storm looks sick as well. I don't own any air rifles, I never really got into the whole airsoft gun stuff. I prefer shooting people with my X products ar-15 can cannon loaded with a tennis ball lol. (Look it up, Their epic)

Yep. OK. I was actually talking about air guns that shoot lead pellets through a rifled barrel, not airsoft. Some air rifles can produce some crazy foot pounds of energy and take whitetail deer with ease. Where I live it's legal to hunt whitetails with one as long as it shoots a .45 or larger projectile. Of course I don't own something like that, since I might as well use that $1000 for a centerfire that is more powerful and reliable.

I just found out about the can cannon a couple days ago. They look like they would be fun.

Whoops, I meant Cx4 Storm.

TheDunkis (author)2015-07-07

An interesting gun. It reminds me of those cheap airsoft weapons that are mini versions of full-sized weapons. I otherwise can't imagine a real 5.56 weapon would have quite -that- short of a barrel, but that's just gun geek nitpicking. The point is that it looks cool as a K'nex weapon and continues to show that you've got an eye for aesthetics. What are you working on next? I'd like to see more, but larger K'nex guns made to look like real weapons but not patterned directly after any real gun.

CorgiCritter (author)TheDunkis2015-07-07

Uh huh. I guess you really couldn't get the full velocity potential from a 6 inch barrel. There are those AR pistol with the 7.5 inch barrels, but the barrel on this is a estimated 6 inches. I'm not sure though. And I can't imagine a real pistol like gun with a thumbhole grip. My problem with full size guns is I don't have many pieces for a full sized thumbhole stock, and I'm tired of pistol grips.

I have a crossbow in the works, but it probably won't work out. But we shall see what happens. I tend to change my mind in the middle of a build. This pistol at one time had a stock and a grey connector magazine.

TheDunkis (author)CorgiCritter2015-07-07

Fair enough. Hopefully you can get some more pieces at some point. It was a huge limit to me.

Ha no worries, I'm the same way. The rotary magazine gun I've been going on about in the forums was spawned from a simple tangent experiment I was on in the process of planning a shelled round weapon. My DERP weapon originally started as a grey connector gun too I think but then I rationalized that if I'm going to make a pistol weapon, I might as well make it oodammo for performance purposes. Anyway, I hope the crossbow works out. I'd like to see your take on a crossbow seeing how you tend to make good looking weapons.

CorgiCritter (author)TheDunkis2015-07-07

Ok bro. It will probably end up as a ratchet crossbow with a bi pod... I hope.

sonic broom (author)2015-07-07

That looks really cool! I think it's your best looking gun yet. It kind of makes me want to get back into KNEX guns but i'm so busy right now that it will be a while if a do make a gun. A video would be cool!

CorgiCritter (author)sonic broom2015-07-07

Why thank you sir. It ain't too ugly if I do say so myself. You should get back unto guns, bro, when you have the time.

FlyingFish10 (author)2015-07-07

I would redo the handle area but other than that it's pretty amazing, I'll build if you post instructions

Sorry bro, it's gone now. But thank you! I liked the handle, but people have different preferences. And I have ten guns posted that use the same pistol grip and I was sick of that.

But really, the internals are brief, but the gun is not difficult. The back the the thumhole is pretty skeleton like, so no issues there. And there are internals of the trigger and magwell. And I can always describe where different parts go on the gun.

CorgiCritter (author)2015-07-06

Thank you. I'm working on a new version of it already.

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Bio: I enjoy archery, knives, and building weapons. I used to build with K'nex.
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